Non-compulsory expenditures

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Non-compulsory expenditures

The major part of the EU budget, on which the European Parliament had the last word on expenditures within the limits of a certain amount. Is also called non-obligatory expenditures. 

The Lisbon Treaty abolished the difference between obligatory and non-obligatory expenditures. The European Parliament now has the last word on the full budget, except for agricultural spending.


See also Budget and Compulsory expenditures.